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Summer Food Services for Children

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free Breakfast and Lunch meals to approved sites such as community centers , youth summer camps and other programs that are located in areas populated by families with low-incomes. The agency also has Mobile Youth Café Diners, which are buses that go into communities that do not have programs or facilities where meals can be served. These diners are equipped with meals in addition to programs for youth to keep them engaged during the meal times. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to ensure that children who normally receive meals through the Free and Reduced Lunch Program during the school year receive nutritious meals during the summer.

Metro Action prepares nearly 6,000 meals daily during June and July for an average of 110 sites and 3 communities served by the agency's Mobile Youth Café Diners. The agency provides training to every site director and their designees so that the meals are served according to the regulations established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information about becoming a summer food site, contact

To apply to become a Summer Food Service Program Site, please click on the link below to access the application:

2021 Site Application for Summer Food Service locations